Moraa Gitaa

Writer and Project Manager in Nairobi County, Kenya

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Moraa is an author, Social Protection and Peace & Conflict practitioner. I am an award-winning author who is passionate on issues of social justice, inclusion, equity and human dignity. I highly value social innovation resulting in social change. My writings and treatises focus on the vulnerable and under-served groups in society. Among my awards is the 2014 Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature win with my novella 'The Shark Attack' tackling drug abuse/trafficking among young adults on Kenya's coast and outlining the challenges young people face. I'm a member of PEN International, the world association of writers.


1.) Hila – Storymoja Publishers, 2015

2.) The Shark Attack – Moran Publishers, 2014

3.) The Con Artist – Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB), 2014


1.) 2017 apexart New York City (NYC) Fellow

2.) 2016 Infinity Industrial Park Essay Contest winner on ‘The Need for Modern Industrial Parks in Kenya to Boost National Productivity’

3) 2014 Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature for Young Adult novella ‘The Shark Attack’

4) 2010 – Penguin Prize for African Writing, top 5 Short-listed out of approximately 300 global entries

5) 2008 – National Book Development Council of Kenya (NBDCK) Annual Book Week Literary Awards, 1st Prize Adult Fiction winner for ’Shifting Sands’


Africa Nazarene University, Nairobi

Coast College of Commerce, Mombasa

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    • Africa Nazarene University